The Jazz program operates in limited fashion during marching season (the Fall) with once-per-week rehearsals. There is an informal Holiday Jazz concert in December. When the marching season ends the Jazz program ramps up with rehearsals twice a week in the mornings before school with an occasional Wednesday night rehearsal leading up to Jazz Festivals.


Jazz Concert & Scholar-in-Residence with Adam Rapa, world-renowned Trumpeter on May 18, 2017. Adam Rapa directed a Master Class here at Mt. Carmel, then performed with MC Jazz Bands, including a cameo appearance by Christopher Hollyday, the legendary Saxophonist.

World-famous Jazz Trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval performed at Mt. Carmel May 29, 2014. It was a very special concert and offered the opportunity for our Jazz bands to perform with one of the premier trumpet players of our time.

In 2014 Jazz A band traveled to The Reno Jazz Festival and received a “Unanimous Superior” festival rating and 2nd place in their division! Both Jazz A/B regularly perform at the Poway Jazz Festival and Coronado Jazz Festival’s